Master of Business Administration

Southern Cross University

This MBA develops business knowledge and practical skills to help graduates advance their careers in today's competitive global markets. Students gain a broad understanding of contemporary management operations, learn industry-relevant skills and develop solutions to complex business situations. Students enhance their professional expertise by completing practical assessment activities in leadership, problem solving and communication skills. The program provides the option to study broadly across a comprehensive suite of business disciplines and the opportunity to specialise. Designed for those actively working in professional business roles, the MBA includes a research project which students apply directly to their workplace. Advanced standing may apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Course Fee:

Australian: $42,000
International: $56,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent academic; or professional standing


16 units

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business in the Asia-Pacific region; Convention and events management; Entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Financial management; Gaming management; Health services management; Hotel management; Information and knowledge management; Managing and leading people; Research; Tourism management

Study Pathways:

Exit points (intermediate awards): Graduate Certificate (4 units); and Graduate Diploma (8 units). Advanced standing may be granted to those who have successfully completed units that are equivalent in content, standard and duration to the units of this course. Students with a relevant Bachelor degree may receive four units of advanced standing.

Who for:

Graduates seeking the skills needed to advance their business management careers

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info Yes Full time 2 years
Sydney No info Yes Part time 4 years
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 2 years
Gold Coast No info Yes Part time 4 years
Sydney No info Yes
Sydney No info Yes Full time 2 years
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 4 years
Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia's east coast with a dynamic teaching and research profile. We have three main campuses: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. The University is proud of its reputation as a progressive institution, engaging with the communities we serve to create change that has impact around the world. The regions we call home all have unique characteristics as study locations - from cosmopolitan cities, thriving industries and coastal lifestyles to living laboratories of great natural beauty and ecological diversity - all just outside the classroom. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth operate in collaboration with EduCo. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Southern Cross offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in science and health disciplines, law, engineering, education, humanities, creative arts, tourism, business and information technology. Specialist degrees in Indigenous knowledge, marine science, osteopathy, midwifery and psychology as well as a suite of double degrees round out a rich academic portfolio. Our online courses are delivered with teaching technologies that offer interactive and immersive learning experiences. Work placements and developing practical, industry-specific skills are a feature of our degrees, as is hands-on learning in laboratories, on field trips or through real-world projects. The University is home to nine research centres with global relevance, be it marine ecology, flood mitigation, organic agriculture, plant and geoscience or adolescent development. In the latest 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of at world standard or above in 23 research fields.

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